informa
2 min read
article

Trilogy Studios Gets 'Significant' Investment For Online Worlds

Chichen Itza Ventures, the lead investor in There.com producer Makena Technologies, has announced a "significant investment" in next-gen console game and virtual world developer Trilogy Studios to create upcoming online worlds with un-named major media co
Chichen Itza Ventures, the lead investor in There.com producer Makena Technologies, has announced a "significant investment" in next-gen console game and virtual world developer Trilogy Studios. There.com and Trilogy have enjoyed a long-running partnership, building Virtual Pimp My Ride for MTV, and recently reaffirming their mutual commitment to that project. Michael Wilson, There.com CEO, said in a press release received by Worlds in Motion that the investment, in addition to strengthening There's partnership with Trilogy, "marries Trilogy's gaming expertise with There.com's leadership in social virtual worlds." Trilogy was originally founded in late 2005 by former Electronic Arts Los Angeles executives Rick Giolito and Mark Skaggs, together with former Vivendi Universal executive vice president Michael Pole. The companies plan to expand virtual worlds' entertainment value by adding game-like play elements to social networking and established entertainment brands. In addition to Virtual Pimp My Ride, the companies say they're working with other major media companies on the development of new, soon-to-be-announced brand-extension virtual world properties that will be announced shortly. "We see a wealth of opportunity in new financial and distribution models for interactive entertainment, and There.com and Trilogy are building the infrastructure to support these new efforts," Wilson said. [This story was originally posted on Gamasutra's sister online worlds weblog WorldsInMotion.biz.]

Latest Jobs

Studio Pixanoh LLC

Los Angeles, California
05.20.22
Combat Designer

Treyarch

Playa Vista, California or Vancouver, BC
05.20.22
AI Engineer

Question

Remote
05.20.22
Lead Level Designer (South Park)

Remedy Entertainment

Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland
05.23.22
Rigging Artist
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more